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KENNETH WESTHUES
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Updated with quotes for July 2021:

Classic:
Nothing so liberalizes a man and expands the kindly instincts that nature put in him as travel and contact with many kinds of people.
— Samuel Clemens, Letter to a California newspaper, 1867.

 

Direct:
To migrate, especially alone, to an alien environment full of people with strange ways, and to be forced to integrate oneself – that is the kind of move that sets the mind to working inventively.
First Sociology, 1982, p. 453.

Garden moment for July 2021:

The month begins with our informal hedge of Massuet Niagara Lavender in full bloom. Planted in 2012, the hedge grew scraggly over the years. We thought of replacing the plants two years ago, instead cut off all the old woody stems and left just a few young shoots on each plant. The hedge has bounced back wonderfully. At the front of this photo, part of the hedge is obscured by a thriving clump of French tarragon.


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